Race discrimination guidelines expected by the end of June A set of guidelines that the government will follow to comply with the new Race Discrimination Ordinance is expected to be released by the end of June. The code, which the Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau is drafting, would require bureaus to take steps to enhance racial harmony and equality when formulating policies, said bureau undersecretary Raymond Tam Chi-yuen. He said his bureau hoped to submit a draft for vetting by legislators within the first half of the year. Speaking after the opening ceremony of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong's ethnic minorities service centre in Jordan, he said NGOs had filed more than 20 applications to launch four publicly funded support centres for ethnic minorities proposed in last year's budget. Boys accused of starting fire Two boys allegedly started a fire on a slope opposite Tin Heng Estate in Tin Shui Wai yesterday. The incident happened at about 6pm, and firefighters who put out the blaze reported the case to the police. Historic buildings earmarked The chairman of the Antiquities Advisory Board, Bernard Chan, said four of seven historic buildings to be revitalised under a HK$1 billion scheme had been identified. Mr Chan said on an RTHK radio programme that the projects did not include the old North Kowloon Magistracy building, which was at the centre of a row over claims its selection was fixed. Final results will be announced next month.